Peru’s Miranda & Amado appoints 5 partners, 2 counsel

Peruvian law firm Miranda & Amado has strengthened its team in the regulatory-competition, disputes, financial and criminal areas with the promotion of five partners, Fiorella Zumaeta, Luis Alonso Navarro, Álvaro del Valle, José Luis Velarde and Rafael Díaz.

Posted Wednesday, December 29th 2021
Peru’s Miranda & Amado appoints 5 partners, 2 counsel

The partners have been promoted from different practice areas, with Fiorella Zumaeta from the regulatory-competition practice, Luis Alonso Navarro from dispute resolution Álvaro del Valle from the financial practice, and José Luis Velarde and Rafael Díaz from the criminal law division.

They will all assume their new roles from January 1st, 2022. The firm has also announced the appointment of Katherine Torres and María Pía Talavera as new corporate counsel, and who will assume their new roles on the same date.

Of the new partners, Fiorella Zumaeta had been serving as a senior associate at Miranda & Amado since 2018. Her professional practice focuses on legal advice on competition matters, with special emphasis on the elimination of bureaucratic barriers, as well as consulting on regulatory and administrative law issues.

Luis Alonso Navarro joined the firm as a trainee and became an associate in 2011. His practice focuses on litigation and arbitration, mainly in sponsoring and advising clients in international and local commercial and investment arbitration, complex regulatory disputes, infrastructure projects, construction, corporate disputes, among others.

Álvaro del Valle has been an associate of Miranda & Amado since 2010. His practice focuses on the design, advice, negotiation and structuring of various types of financing transactions, both on the side of local and international financial institutions, as well as on the side of borrowers or issuers of securities. In particular, Alvaro has relevant experience in advising investment funds.

José Luis Velarde joined the firm as counsel in January 2021 to form the new criminal practice area. He focuses his practice on preventive advice on criminal compliance and defense in highly complex criminal investigations and litigation, with special relevance in economic criminal law cases. He has been responsible for advising and developing compliance systems and prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing, as well as anti-corruption systems for corporate clients.

Rafael Díaz also joined Miranda & Amado as counsel in January 2021 to implement the new criminal practice area. He is a specialist in criminal and criminal procedural matters. He has focused his legal practice on the defense of highly complex cases, sponsoring companies and their executives in criminal litigation linked to corporate activity and consulting on liability and criminal contingencies.

For their part, both the new counsel are qualified to lead highly complex projects and support the management of the relationship with clients following the firm's values, the firm said.

Katherine Torres focuses her practice on corporate restructuring, M&A, and corporate and commercial contracts consulting, while María Pía Talavera focuses her practice on advising real estate investment funds and real estate developers in the design and execution of real estate deals and in corporate and commercial contracts consulting.